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Long time no talk, and greetings this evening from Roanoke, VA, where I just finished up a very hot round of golf. Thankfully, I shot well under the temperature of 97!

I have been having a fantastic summer so far and hope you have, as well! I've visited 10 states, and by the end of next month will have done more than 110 shows. The new van I got back in March with 6,500 miles now has well over 20,000, and I still have many hours on the road ahead of me. One interesting tidbit - I'm a big fan of audio books, and each summer I listen to around 200 hours worth. And that's just from listening while I'm driving! Whew! For information on the Pint Size Polkas performances I have coming up yet in VA, NC, IN, WI and IL, please visit the Events page at I have a few new dates to add, but unfortunately have been having difficulty accessing my site for updates. Thankfully, most of my summer dates are there. Hope to see you at a library near you soon!

I get back to work with the Mike Schneider Band next month, as well, with performances at Veterans Park in West Allis (to make up for our rain-cancelled June 30 date, which would have been my Mom's 73rd birthday), St. Germain Pig in the Pines, Hustisford Music in the Park, the Humboldt Park Beer Garden, the Essen Haus (our only weekend there in 2016), and the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Festival.

I usually get home from my summer on the road to enjoy at least a little down time, but this August I have jobs in some form or fashion the first 13 straight days! And then we roll right into September and the start of Oktoberfest season when things likely won't slow down until mid to late October. I'm very thankful for all the work and hope to see you at at least one of the upcoming appearances!

Progress also continues on the new Mike Schneider Band CD. Hopefully I'll have time in between all the performances to finish up my second accordion parts and final editing and mixing. Still lots to do, but it's come a long way since I got back at it again this past Spring. If you missed it, I have a sample of one of the tunes on my Facebook page at Take a listen and enjoy!

As always, be sure to join our growing list of fans on Facebook here, or for Pint Size Polkas here. Once you’re there, click the Like button at the top of the page.

That's all for this month. Until next time, enjoy the second half of summer!

Mike Schneider
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